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Positioning for Play

During physical play time, children tend to move through various positions and during sedentary play time children tend to maintain the same position for a longer period of time. For example, when playing hide and go seek children move in all different ways such as sitting, crawling, squatting, walking or running. In contrast, when completing […]

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What are “Normal” Sensory Profiles for Children?

It is important to be mindful that we ALL have sensory preferences. Professionals may use testing to determine children's sensory profiles and preferences.

When you work or parent children with sensory processing deficits, you quickly see how each child is unique and has sensory preferences. It can be easy to fall into the trap that everything is “sensory” or not “normal” behaviors. It is important to be mindful that we ALL have sensory preferences. Professionals may use testing […]

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5 Characteristics of Successful Carry Over Activities for OT and PT

Right now everything is changing so rapidly within the school system and there are so many unknowns. Schools are sending home information, activity ideas and review for students all across the country. A few years ago, we asked in a survey “What characteristics of activities or exercises influences successful carry over of recommendations for at […]

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Hypermobility in Children – Why Positioning Matters

When hypermobility in children is present, delayed postural control can sometimes be present. This means that due to the difficulty of stabilizing the head, trunk, and pelvis against gravity, a child may take longer to reach postural milestones such as holding their head steady, sitting without the need for external support, and standing independently.

When hypermobility in children is present, delayed postural control can sometimes be present. This means that due to the difficulty of stabilizing the head, trunk, and pelvis against gravity, a child may take longer to reach postural milestones such as holding their head steady, sitting without the need for external support, and standing independently. For […]

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Free Poster – Strategies for Effective Sensory Integration Sessions

Whether you are a seasoned therapist or a beginner, this Free Poster - Strategies for Effective Sensory Integration Sessions provides a visual reminder to help children achieve functional goals during a sensory integration session.

Whether you are a seasoned therapist or a beginner, this Free Poster – Strategies for Effective Sensory Integration Sessions provides a visual reminder to help children achieve functional goals during a sensory integration session.  You can download it at the bottom of the post. Why this FREE Visual about Sensory Sessions? It came to our attention […]

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What is Reflective Journaling?

What is reflective journaling

What is reflective journaling? A reflective journal helps you analyze your professional and personal growth.  By keeping a record of your ideas, reasons, actions, techniques, and assessments you can plan for your future and facilitate a positive outcome.  Reflection is defined as “the process of stepping back from an experience to ponder, carefully and persistently, […]

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How to Provide Explicit Instruction to Promote Successful Learning of New Skills

How to Provide Explicit Instruction to Promote Successful Learning of New Skills

How to Provide Explicit Instruction to Promote Successful Learning of New Skills Are you familiar with the instructional approach entitled explicit instruction?  It is defined as: “a group of research-supported instructional behaviors used to design and deliver instruction that provides needed supports for successful learning through clarity of language and purpose, and reduction of cognitive […]